Fashion and beauty blog for the more mature woman not ready to hang up the high heels yet.

19/09/2016

Eastex - Classic Style


It's amazing how the weather and temperature can drop in just a few short days.....


Compared to my last post here when it was a hot 32 degrees, it's now at a low and drizzly 14. I'm clinging on to my brighter semi-summer clothes though, and not ready to do the wardrobe swap into full blown winter wear yet.
Today I'm sharing with you one of my favourite brands. Eastex  You may have read the post about the Press event AW/16  that I went to a while back.


One of my favourite items at the event was this Navy and White graduated spot blouse which has now gone on sale, Easy and light to wear, and  worn loose for comfort. And for a more casual look I will wear this with my white jeans.


I've chosen Navy Eastex trousers here Flat fronted with a side zip, which is great for achieving a slimmer tummy plus the trousers come in standard or shorter length which is a bonus  for us Petites

I've gone all out classic today with accessories, adding Nude courts and Nude handbag. Two items that are a must-have for your wardrobe . I felt that today wasn't the right weather for White accessories, and I don't have Navy, so When I don't have anything matching Nude is the colour to go for.  

Do take a look at the Eastex website. I read an interesting and inspiring article about the fabulous mature model Pia Gronning here Plus there's lot's of style inspiration and even a list of great places to go in London.

Please don't forget to look out for my next post later in the week about all the new and latest trends hitting the shops. Or you could subscribe to my post's and then you won't miss any. I would love that. Xo Laurie




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  1. very elegant. I love the changes of season and the wearing of a new wardrobe! #DreamTeam

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  2. Temperatures drastically dropped here too in a few days, making it need changing the clothes!
    Your classic style suits you and the top is really nice ... You did a perfect Job! :-)

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    1. Thank you Dan. And thank you for stopping by x

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  3. Looking lovely as usual Laurie, so elegant and very stylish. I loved reading you interview over on the bias cut! Hope you're well. Jacqui

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    1. Thank you Jacqui, glad you enjoyed the interview. Part two will be posted here soon x

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  4. Hi Laurie, I love the print on you blouse, very stylish! Those heels and bag are so lovely and I could use a pair of nude block heels as a staple. I know what you mean about the weather, here it is warm, not quite fall yet.. I need to be patient. I checkd out the Site, and I love the pine green floral dress.
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. Thank you Jess.There are some beautiful block heels about at the mo too. I find this colour will work with everything. x

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  5. Very very classy, I'm totally charmed! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  6. Lovely top! Great print.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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    1. Thank you Mary. Great to hear from you x

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  7. You re looking classy as always! I wished it was still Summer.

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    1. Me too Nancy! We will soon be freezing whilst taking our fashion photos ! x

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  8. That's a fabulous look, Laurie! I REALLY love the blouse. It looks perfect with the dark trousers, but I can see it paired with so many other pieces, like the white jeans you mentioned. And the nude accessories go very nicely with the outfit. I have nude shoes, but not a nude purse. May have to change that...

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. Thank you Andrea. I find the Nude colour is great to use when nothing else matches.x

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  9. That blouse is fabulous! This is the perfect work look, so sophisticated and classic!

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  10. You look very elegant and tres chic! Love the spotty blouse :)
    Suzy xx
    www.suzyturner.com

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  11. Beautiful blouse, very chic. I don't bother packing summer clothes away completely because our weather is so changeable. I only pack holiday clothes away. I don't feel like I've got enough wear out of my summer clothes yet anyway, so I'll make the most of the mild weather for as long as possible!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Totally agree with that Emma. I still haven't worn all of mine. Layering is key huh? xx

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  12. Beautiful blouse, very chic. I don't bother packing summer clothes away completely because our weather is so changeable. I only pack holiday clothes away. I don't feel like I've got enough wear out of my summer clothes yet anyway, so I'll make the most of the mild weather for as long as possible!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  13. Such a cute top!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  14. Gorgeous outfit. I love the top. Yes, that's another reason I don't like fall. It gets cold too quickly. One minute its hot, and the next minute it's winter.

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  15. Such a classy look Laurie, love your top :)

    thanks for linking up.

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  16. Perfect blouse for our fluctuating temperatures and the kind that you can dress up or down!

    https://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. We're slowly stealing your weather here in Melbourne! Great look!

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  18. lovely blouse! Thanks for linking up!

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  19. Really love the nude shoes and bag with this outfit, such a good choice. Thanks for linking up! #bestandworst

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  20. Laurie, I love the blouse and adding the nude accessories really brings this outfit together ... I already took the plunge and sent my winter clothes to the cleaners so they are ready when I need them. Like you, our weather can turn on a dime and I always like to be prepared xo

    Carla a.k.a Mrs. R @ SimplifyLifeWithMrsR.com

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  21. I find even petite trousers are usually too long for me. The down side of being a real shortie

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Oh that's not good Molly. I bet it cost's a fortune in alterations. Have you tried Precis Petite? Or have you tried petite cropped trousers ? I find normal Cropped trousers can be good for me . Thanks for stopping by xx

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  22. Fall is coming up so fast...it's ben not bad these last days for us but certainly confusing as to what to wear.

    If you haven't already, would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/09/18/diy-floral-crown/

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki! It's made my day that you stopped by. I know how busy you are xx

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  24. I think it is a great outfit Laurie - just lovely :-) #PoCoLo

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  25. Lovely outfit! Navy is such a great colour. #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Kat. Thank you for stopping by x

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  26. Lovely classic outfit, Laurie. I love the graduated blouse and navy is always a go to for trousers or a skirt. These nude accessories give it a very polished look. I could see a pop of color with a scarf in any bold color such as magenta, red, orange or even an emerald green. Very pretty look. - Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

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    1. Thank you Amy. Good tip for more colour x

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  27. It's a very classy look. I love the print of the blouse.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Izabela . Thank you for stopping by x

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  28. This top is so cool. Love the ombre polka dot design

    http://www.michellespaige.com

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  29. Love the print of you top! It adds a fun element to this classic look!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  30. Love this look - very chic. I'm really enjoying wearing more autumnal colours with the change in weather. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam Hope to see you next time x

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  31. Such an elegant outfit. Have a great weekend!
    Cheers,
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  32. That blouse is going to be so versatile!!
    It's easily dressed up or down and I love the print!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie. I have worn it with my white jeans too ! x

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  33. Cute look! I hope you will share it in our new link up http://www.over50feeling40.com/2016/09/hit-your-style-sweet-spot-another-fall.html

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    1. Thank you so much Pam! And thank you for the invite. I have linked x

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  34. Just found your blog via Women of Midlife on FB. I love it. Following you on FB and IG.

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    1. Thank you Laura. I will be popping over to your page . Thank you for reading x

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  35. Love the print on the blouse. I'm hoping that the cooler weather heads to Los Angeles soon as well!

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    1. Thank you Rosie. Thank you for stopping by x

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  36. It's turned a bit cooler here this week also. I love the outfit, very good for the weather. Not cool enough for a jacket, but not warm enough to go without sleeves, in the morning especially. I really like the pattern of the top it really creates interest and catches my eye.

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  37. It's turned a bit cooler here this week also. I love the outfit, very good for the weather. Not cool enough for a jacket, but not warm enough to go without sleeves, in the morning especially. I really like the pattern of the top it really creates interest and catches my eye.

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  38. Love this!! Thanks for sharing with us on Hit Your Style Sweet Spot!

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  39. Simple elegance from you - beautifully done Laurie. The look is understated and suits you so well. I love the use of nude as your accessory colour as it's perfect at this time of year. Another hit x
    Anna
    www.annasislandstyle.com

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  40. Looking great as usual Laurie, I'll be sure to check out their website. :)
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

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  41. I do like that top and if I'm honest this isn't a brand I'd think of looking at, just goes to show hey? Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. Thank you Stephanie. The brand is well worth looking at.It's all been revamped this year and Jaques Vert, Precis and Eastex has some really good pieces x

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  42. I love that top, Laurie! You've created another inspiring look for transitioning seasons!

    Hugs,
    Sherry
    www.petiteover40.com

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